Sunday, July 20, 2014

DWM - Scraps & Churns

I pulled a pile of scraps from that basket of brights and quickly made up some half log cabin blocks.

If I can move the 'queen' of the house - I just might get this one quilted right up - a simple meander with occassional loop

And I managed to get my Nested Churn Dash blocks together.  I only went with the 16" block setting - remember large blocks make me nervous.  I have been auditioning different fabrics for sashing, but nothing has pleased me yet.

linking up with Patchwork Times

Sewingly Yours,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Purge Update #1

Purge button

Are you purging - fabric that is?  As a scrap quilter, this is really how I work most of my projects.  BUT, I have a particular area of scraps that I want to get under control.

Remember this photo?  Yup, this really needs to be tackled before it grows out of hand.  And if you have scraps - you know they multiply over night.

Those string blocks on phone paper

My little dog quilt is being worked out of these baskets.

The Postage Stamp quilt in progress

The four doll quilts for the Mrs Claus Project

And lots of 6" blocks - I love taking a day or two just make blocks.  You can use any search engine  - ei: 6" quilt blocks - and sites pop up like crazy.  There a lot of block libraries on-line as well as other resources.  Currently I am working thru this one - Delaware Quilts BOMs.

How am I doing?  Well two of three baskets are getting down and the baggies and loose strings are used up.  That green basket has been sorted and piled into workable projects so I can just pull that section and go.

Are you taking The Purge Challenge?  Take a hop over to Sitched in Color to see how others are tackling their scraps, orphans, and unloved fabrics.

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Still Christmas in July

I think every farbic company and on-line shop is hosting a Christmas in July right now as well as special sales on those holiday fabrics.  I have been enjoying using an old bundle from Connecting Threads - think it was called a Blue Christmas or something along that line - perfect for Cindy's BOM 2014 which is this great Christmas row quilt.

This month's row was steaming cocoa cups - I had to pull that Holiday Fabric Tote out for some different red prints for my cups.

This is Cindy' mock up of how our finished rows are looking so far - so cute.  You can still join in and get the patterns thru her Crafty store site.  And you can see everyone's progress in the Flickr Group.

Another project dear to me for the season is Debbie's Get Your Mrs Claus On - making doll quilts for cradles and beds crafted by volunteers that are gifted on to children in hospitals during the Holiday.  Yes, they make many more toys for both girls and boys - you have to visit to see.


OK, blogger is giving me grief in placing these (and why is one so blurry?) - BUT, these four little quilts will be heading out tomorrow.  They are quick, easy, fun and very fullfilling.  Great way to use up some of those scraps or orphan blocks or those panels you cut apart.  And those odd scraps of batt as well.

Even the backs - from that scrap basket and three of those - binding from my scrap binding drawer.

Are you feeling the HoHoHo yet?

Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday's Archives - Elephants & Embroidery

Val's Quilting Studio

Elephants and Embroidery - what a pair!  I don't think I have ever worked with elephants - real or fabric (ha-ha).  I have used a lot of embroidery, but I am going with my favorite project.

This was Kaaren's @ The Painted Quilt  'Raggedy Friends'  BOM in 2010 and is still available on her site.  You can find more of this finish HERE - and my photography was even worse then!!

Please be sure to visit (even link up) Val's Quilting Studio to see what others have shared.

Sewingly Yours,